Community Service

While nothing excites the WaveMasters like an impending hurricane swell, surfing isn’t the only activity we get pumped up for. Our charity endeavors and community service truly reflect the Aloha Spirit and are a rewarding experience for everyone involved. One of our biggest fundraisers is the annual surf contest. Since it began in 1983, it has grown to become Florida’s largest open amateur surfing contest and has raised thousands of dollars towards youth-oriented, under privileged type, as well as environmental charities. Some of the recipients over the years have been:


ARC: Mike vonDolteren dresses up like Santa and passes out gifts at the ARC.

The Carver Center’s Computer Program

CARVER: Mitch and Mayor Sharp present a check to Latoya Jackson, Director of The Carver Center.

Beaches Boys & Girls Club


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Fletcher Middle School Safety and Educational Program

Red Cross

Lifeguards: Barry and Tim Durden present a check to the Red Cross Lifesaving Corps.

The Beaches Library Internet Program

The Association of Retarded Citizens

The Eastern Surfing Association

The Sea Turtle Patrol

The Muscular Dystrophy Association